Train Accident: Lagos Governor confirms 6 casualties, declares 3 days of mourning


Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given an update with regards to the unfortunate accident that occurred as a moving train rammed into a state bus conveying civil servants to work in the state on Thursday, March 9.

According to the governor, 85 passengers were on board the ill-fated bus. He said six deaths have so far been recorded, 2 were brought in dead while 4 others died at the hospital.

He added that there were 42 people suffer moderate injuries, 29 serious and 8 mild injuries.

He also announced the suspension of his campaigns for three days and declared half-day work tomorrow, Friday, March 10, for Civil Servants.

Governor Sanwo-Olu visited the victims at LASUTH today

He also directed all Flags to be raised at Half Mast and declared 3 Days of mourning for the state.

The governor stated that the preliminary investigation shows the accident was caused by the bus driver’s error.

He said the driver survived the accident and is now in Police custody.

He added that occupants of the bus were mostly Civil Servants and dependents.

He added that this is a critical period for some of the patients and urged for more blood donations across different state government medical facilities.

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